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Approche générale

The ECOWINERY project resulted in the development of an e-learning platform composed by one awareness raising module and 5 training modules.

Those enable the user to understand the stake of cellar eco-design and the most important elements linked to this concept. The ECOWINERY training doesn't have the ambition to provide sufficient information to enable a winegrower to re-design his cellar but to give him the sufficient information to understand the major clues of eco-design. After the training, a winegrower will then be able to identify the most critical points to modify, contact the right service provider and exchange with him on the technical solutions.

The ECOWINERY e-learning platform contains several modules:

  • Awareness raising module:

This module introduce the different concepts of eco-conception and proposes the users to discover the other modules, with technical content.
3 lessons concern this module: 
- The carbone cycle from water supply to the cave 
- Sustainability in wine sector 
- The good practices of sustainability 

  • Module 1: Reglementation

This is the first technical module. It is composed of three different parts: 
1. The European Union's reglementation context 
2. The reglementation context in the different countries concerned by the project 
3. Standards and help for decision making tools 

This module is different from one country to another (lesson 2) because it depends on the country the user is in.

  • Module 2: Architectural approach

This module includes a lot of existing wine cellars' illustrations aiming to show the users the reality and that all the actions are possible to implement. It includes two lessons : 
1. General structures 
2. Complementary structures 
In the first one, the main architectural elements related to wine cellars are presented taking into account the integration into the landscape for instance. 
The second one describs in details the complementary structures that allow to increase the environmental performances of a wine cave such as vegetal roof or isolation and ventilation systems for instance.

  • Module 3: Energy resources

In this module, the user can discover the different technologies of renewable production (electricity and heat) and the main factors to take into account to choose one or the other of those solutions, or both. 
Economic aspects are also tackled concerning these solutions.
This third module tackle energetic issues that are very important in eco-conception. 
This module includes 4 lessons: 
1. Provision of electricity 
2. Provision of heat 
3. Advantages for the company and the environment 
4. energy storage

  • Module 4: Water issues

This fourth training module includes all the informations related to water in wine cellars. 
It is divided in 4 lessons: 
1. The stakes of water 
2. Water in Wineries 
3. Sustainable managment of water 
4. Purification's strategies of water in wineries
As each module can be read regardless of others, it is important to take a look at the stakes concerning the use of water in a wine cellars. 
Different solutions are presented for the users to have an overview of the possible actions they can implement.

  • Module 5: Monitoring and assessment of wine cellars' eco-design

This fifth training module end the training of ECOWINERY, presenting to the learner how to define the eco-conception. 
Less technical than the previous modules, it is still important for people willing to make improvement in their wine cellar. 
It is divided in 4 lessons: 
1. Study before the project, the diagnostic, the analysis and defenition of the needs 
2. Adequacy, conception, choice 
3. Interests for the company and for the environment 
4.Other exemples
In order to be close to reality and to allow professionals to really see what is the eco-conception, this module shows several exemples. For instance, the well-know wine cellar of the Cheval Blanc castle has been studied and is presented in this module. 
In order to see several example and different ideas through Europe, the last part of this module presents wine cellars in France, Spain and Germany.